High school basketball roundup: Carmichaels dealt first 3-A loss

January 8, 2013

Brandon Lawless scored 24 points Tuesday night, but Carmichaels lost its first Section 3-A game, 69-52, at Clairton.

Bryon Clifford had 30 points for the Bears (2-0, 4-1) and Terrish Webb added 13.

Clairton outscored Carmichaels, 25-13, in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Carmichaels is 1-1 in section play, 9-2 overall.

Trinity 63, Baldwin 48: Christian Koroly scored 20 points and Trinity’s defense proved too much for visiting Baldwin as the Hillers cruised to a 63-48 victory in Section 4-AAAA.

Trinity (3-2, 9-4) held Baldwin to 29 points through three quarters while forging a 19-point advantage. The Hillers remained undefeated at home (3-0) in section play.

Jared Deep followed Koroly in the scoring column with 10 points.

Arnes Bajgora and Doug Altavilla each scored 10 points for Baldwin (0-5, 3-9).

South Fayette 73, McGuffey 43: South Fayette moved into sole possession of first place in Section 5-AAA with a 73-43 victory over host McGuffey.

The win pushes South Fayette to 4-0 in the section and a half-game ahead of Chartiers Valley.

Evan Bonnaure scored a game-high 32 points and made six of South Fayette’s nine three-pointers. Zach Challinsgworth added 14 points for the Lions (8-2 overall).

Taylor Pasquariello paced McGuffey (0-4, 5-7) with 14 points.

Moon 46, Canon-McMillan 40: Kyle Bondi scored 17 points and Moon moved above .500 with a 46-40 victory over cold-shooting Canon-McMillan in Section 4-AAAA.

Bondi helped Moon (2-3, 6-5) build a 10-point halftime lead. Canon-McMillan (2-3, 7-6), which had its three-game winning streak end, pulled to within one point at 36-35 with four minutes remaining but couldn’t make the basket that would give it the lead.

Moon kept C-M within striking distance by making only eight of 17 free throws in the fourth quarter.

Sam Bohn, with 10 points, was the only player to score in double figures for C-M.

Mapletown 79, Geibel 67: Mapletown used a 34-point performance from Dereck Riggleman and some solid free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter to defeat host Geibel Catholic 79-67.

Riggleman attempted 23 (making 15) of Mapletown’s 37 free throws.

The Maples (1-1, 2-8) led 47-41 after three quarters, then protected their lead by converting 17 of 23 free throws in the fourth quarter. Riggleman scored 17 of his points over the final eight minutes.

Kevin Ridgley also had a big game for Mapletown, scoring 25 points.

Aaron Agostoni had 20 points and Martin Berish 17 for winless Geibel (0-2, 0-7).

Keystone Oaks 91, Waynesburg 72: Waynesburg got off to a slow start in each half and it proved to be the difference as the Raiders lost a 91-72 shootout to visiting Keystone Oaks in Section 5-AAA.

Keystone Oaks (2-1, 5-6) raced to a 24-9 lead after one quarter, and after the Raiders pulled to within 12 points at halftime, KO stretched its advantage by outscoring Waynesburg 32-21 in the third quarter.

KO had three players score at least 20 points, led by Cory Sevacko with 28. Taylor Lerhman had 22 points and Jared Skolnicki 20.

Adam Fox paced Waynesburg (0-5, 3-7) with 18 points, which included five three-pointers. Wes Bristor scored 15 points and John Glen Davis followed with 13.

East Allegheny 103, Ringgold 59: East Allegheny made 12 three-point field goals and rolled to its first Section 4-AAA victory, 103-59 over visiting Ringgold.

The Wildcats (1-3, 5-7) scored 33 first-quarter points and 59 in the first half in building a commanding 38-point lead at the break. Ringgold (0-5, 1-10) has lost 10 in a row.

Five East Allegheny players scored in double figures. Joel Randolph led the Wildcats with 26 points and Shawen Adair followed with 21. All of Josh Jenkins’ 18 points came on three-pointers.

John Maldonado had 20 points and Brandon Gilliam scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half for Ringgold.

Jefferson-Morgan 68, Bentworth 51: Travis Taylor led a balanced scoring attack with 19 points as Jefferson-Morgan upended Bentworth, 68-51, in a Section 5-AA game.

Dom Cage added 17 points and Rece Henneman 16 for the Rockets (1-3, 5-6), who opened the game on a 15-5 run.

Chris Blackburn scored 22 points to lead Bentworth (2-3, 4-6).

Burgettstown 58, Fort Cherry 47: Josh Mack had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead Burgettstown to a 58-47 Section 4-AA win over Fort Cherry.

Down 29-25 at the half, Burgettstown (2-2, 5-7) outscored Fort Cherry (1-3, 3-8), 33-18, in the final two quarters.

Zak Dysert led the Rangers with 23 points.

California 77, West Greene 17: Tanner Huffman had 20 points as California topped West Greene, 77-17, in a Section 5-AA game.

Brian Fisher added 18 points, while Evan Patterson had 10 for the Trojans (4-0, 8-1).

Austin Eddy led West Greene (0-4, 0-8) with six points.

Monessen 85, Avella 46: Clintell Gillaspie scored career-high 32 points as Monessen defeated Avella, 85-46, in a Section 3-A game.

Luke Doptis added 23 points, while Javon Brown had 12, for the Greyhounds (2-0, 3-8). Justice Rawlins had 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Brandon Miller and A.J. Keenan had 10 points each for Avella (0-2, 2-8).

Avonworth 48, Chartiers-Houston 47: Ryan Pearson had 17 points as Avonworth held off Chartiers-Houston, 48-47, in a non-section game.

The Antelopes (5-6) outscored the Bucs (3-8), 15-7, at the free throw line.

Alec Ferrari and Shayne Murphy had 10 points each for the Bucs.

Girls basketball

Canon-McMillan 60, Fort Cherry 59: Brittany Hutchinson and Olivia Lorusso had 20 points each as Canon-McMillan held off Fort Cherry, 60-59, in a non-section game.

The Rangers (4-4) had a chance to tie the game with two seconds remaining, but missed a free throw. The rebound went out of bounds and Fort Cherry’s last-second shot attempt missed to give the Big Macs (4-6) the victory.

Rachel Bellhy had 28 points, while Jenna Lucas added 14 for the Rangers.

West Greene 45, Hundred, W.Va. 39: Emily Courtwright scored 19 points as West Greene rallied to defeated Hundred, W.Va., 45-39, in a non-section game.

The Pioneers (8-3) trailed 30-27 entering the final quarter.

Emily Ebert led Hundred with 11 points.



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